If only for the resulting tweets, there is no denying that if you're staying in on a Friday night, The Late Late Show will probably feature at some point.

You opt to "shtick it on for a bit…" and before you know it you're furiously getting your housemates to enter the win-€20K competition, duly clutching your phone in blind hope.

And this week the guest-list isn't looking too shabby either – namely because Ireland's very own better-than-Obama president, Michael Dee, will feature.

"President Higgins will join Ryan to chat about life as the State's first citizen, his plans for the future, and, as the 1916 centenary year winds down, he will share his vision for a new Ireland," a statement from RTE reads.

Meanwhile, writer Stefanie Preissner will tell viewers what inspired her hit new TV drama Can't Cope, Won't Cope and what it feels like to be labelled the "voice of a generation". 

Ireland's Paralympics heroes Ellen Keane and Niamh McCarthy will also in studio, talking about their Rio success. 

Then the very-funny Jessica Thom will discuss taking the challenge of her Tourette Syndrome and using it as part of her comedy.

PLUS there will be music from The Blizzards.

Now all we need is that €20,000 prize… 


The Late Late Show airs tomorrow on RTÉ One at 9.35pm